White Rock Theatre Sunday May 31 7.30pm
It seems barely five minutes since fresh faced teenager Joe McElderry was a finalist standing on the X Factor stage waiting for his name to be announced as winner.
In fact that was 2009 and there’s been plenty of water under the bridge since then including four top 20 albums, with sales of 2 million records worldwide, and further dips into the world of reality contests with Pop Star to Opera and The Jump. This month though sees him return to The White Rock Theatre with a brand new show after the sell-out success of last year’s nationwide tour. The Evolution Tour showcases the renowned versatility which won Joe a unique fan base, and his sheer energy and vitality. The Evolution Tour features new numbers and new routines which to entertain fans, old and new. His unmistakable voice, easy wit and warm rapport have endeared him to all ages from 5 to 95. And his loyal band of fans made 2014’s 60-gig Set Your Soul Alive tour a major hit. Whether singing a pop song, or opera, Joe McElderry has now evolved from boy crooner to a master of his craft.